Trusthouse Charitable Foundation are a medium-sized grant making foundation giving grants to small, well-established organisations in the UK who address local issues in areas of extreme urban deprivation, or in remote and fragile rural communities.
Their focus is on supporting smaller charitable and not-for-profit organisations within the UK, with a total annual income under £500,000, who work in the most deprived urban areas or the most remote and socio-economically deprived rural areas.
Within these overarching themes, they support projects which fall under the broad headings of Community Support, Arts, Education and Heritage.
Rural Issues: they accept applications from organisations which are addressing issues in rural areas. ‘Rural’ in this context means cities, towns, villages and areas with 10,000 or less inhabitants. They are interested in, for example, projects providing transport for the elderly, disabled or disadvantaged; contact networks for the young disabled; projects which encourage a sense of community such as community centres and village halls; employment training schemes especially those promoting local, traditional crafts; projects addressing issues such as drug/alcohol misuse or homelessness.
Urban Deprivation: they will accept applications from local or not-for-profit organisations which are working with residents of urban areas (i.e. more than 10,000 inhabitants) which are classified in the latest government Indices of Multiple Deprivation as being in the lowest 20%. The Trust is interested in, for example, youth clubs; training schemes to help people out of unemployment; drop in centres for the homeless.
Applicants must clearly show in their appeal how their project fits into one or both of these categories. Within these overarching themes, they are interested in two areas:
Community Support: For example: work with young people; community centres; support for carers; older people’s projects; help for refugees; family support; community transport; sports projects; rehabilitation of ex-offenders; alcohol and drug misuse projects; domestic violence prevention and aftermath; support groups for people with disabilities.
Arts, Education and Heritage: For example: arts projects for people with disabilities; performance or visual arts with a clear and strong community impact; alternative education projects; supplementary teaching; heritage projects in marine or industrial areas which involve local people and have a demonstrable community benefit.
Application Form: Available to download from the website.
Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time.
Contact: Trusthouse Charitable Foundation, 65 Leadenhall Street, London EC3A 2AD
Telephone: 020 7264 4990